There’s an Apple rumor going around about a new iPhone with a peculiar name.
We’re here to tell you it’s bogus.
BrightWire has translated a China Times article that says Apple is planning to release an even larger iPhone alongside the iPhone 5S, which is expected to be released this summer. The new iPhone’s name? Well, it will be called iPhone Math… of course!
This is clearly very shoddy reporting and really poor translation. But let’s skip the name for now. It’s not happening now, or ever.
A larger iPhone is an interesting rumor because of what’s already out there. It’s no surprise that Samsung is winning market share. It should be noted that Apple is winning the profit share, but it’s unclear how long they can keep that up. Demand for the iPhone 5 wasn’t as strong as they anticipated.
Perhaps “Math” is a code name. Could we see an iPhone be released with the name, “iPhone Plus”? It would have a math connection and imply that it’s larger.
So, what’s the answer? Maybe a larger iPhone.
According to the report, the screen on this larger iPhone will measure in at 4.8-inches, would put it in the “phablet” category. In other words, good luck squeezing that into your pocket. If it real, I highly doubt Apple would simply make their iPhone even taller. They would have to widen the phone out a bit.
This new iPhone would include an 8-megapixel camera.
The iPhone 5S will likely feature a similar design with some processor upgrades, and maybe the inclusion of things like NFC or wireless charging.
According to the China Times report, apple is also working on another iPhone that would be for photo enthusiasts. It would pack a 12-megapixel camera sensor.
None of this makes sense, especially after recent reports from credible sources like the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News that said Apple is working on a cheaper iPhone that would either be the same size as the iPhone 5, or revert back to the 3.5-inch screen (the current size of the iPhone 4S).